Why IA?

Why IA?

  • Participate in seminar style classes and graduate with an internationally-focused research project
  • Build proficiency in a modern language such as Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, Italian, French and more
  • Enter the competitive job market with tangible and sought-after skills that are essential to our global environment
  • Join the IA alumni network that offers professional connections with a group of highly successful graduates

One of the program’s many highlights include participation in the Undergraduate Research Conference.  Examples of research topics covered from the spring 2012 semester are listed below:

Examining the Structure of Relationships between Transnational Corporations, Governments and Environmental Policy:  The Case of Texaco in the Ecuadorian Amazon
  ~ Student in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Ethnicity and Education in Ghana
  ~ Student in the College of Liberal Arts

Aid Influx to Madagascar: the United States Sanctions Effect
  ~ Student in the College of Health and Human Services

German Employee Benefits and Their Effect on Corporate Culture
  ~ Student in the Whittemore School of Business and Economics

Tourism and “Authentic” Culture in France
  ~ Student in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture